Past Performative Workshops
SOS at Various
Images from past Performative Workshops including at; SOS_19, the Design Museum (in collaboration with The Rodina), the V&A and the University of Westminster (UOW).
Photogrammetry Workshop
SOS at Arts University Bornemouth
A two day Technical Workshop introducing 100 first year Undergraduate Graphic Design students to the process of Photogrammetry in Agisoft Metashape.
About Us
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About Us
School SOS runs a combination of for hire events for universities, educational organisations and businesses to suit bespoke briefs or tailored to teams’ requirements. We offer two distinct services: Performative Workshops and Technical Masterclasses (see below) that are tuned to the specific needs of your organisation.
Our workshops are delivered to the latest COVID-19 government guidelines on mixing in the workplace. Currently, all our workshops are designed for remote attendance until guidance changes. Since March 2019, we have continued to run a range of successful remote workshops for over 200 participants. See below for more details!
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Book a Performative Workshop
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Our unique performative design workshops are perfect for exploring specific themes in groups. Come to us with an idea and we will build a bespoke event with you aimed at helping participants widen their knowledge within the field. Past events have included rapid design charrettes and live action role-play for present / future scenarios. These can run from drop-in 2 hour sessions to full day-long workshops, we are happy to fine-tune these to your requirements.
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If you are interested in finding out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via email at hello@schoolsos.xyz.
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The V&A
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Selected by the V&A to hold a day-long rolling workshop for public audiences, SOS constructed a short-form drop-in workshop around decision making in the planning department and major developments in London. Fictionalising a future Apple residential development in the heart of the east end, audiences were asked to take on the role of either the Mayor or Apple CEO over a series of rounds, chaired by SOS.
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Given only a select number of plays and a limited time, players entered into the political decision making of these large institutions and gave insight into the power we have as citizens to shape the environment we live in.
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Uni. of Westminster
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School SOS was commissioned by the University of Westminster to create a day-long workshop for Undergraduate Architecture students. 20 participants were involved in a live action design roleplay, designed to the unit’s brief and site in the Walthamstow Wetlands, London. The exercise pitted 5 characters against one another in a future scenario in which Thames Water proposes converting heritage and protected landscape into much needed sewage treatment works.
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Over the course of the game, students were involved in the political power play between a range of characters, before voting on the fate of the marshes and their natural inhabitants.
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Arts University Bournemouth
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We were commissioned to produce a remote performative and technical workshop for 100 Undergraduate Graphic Design students over the course of two days. The performative workshop centered around the recent collapse of the Arcadia Group and the demise of the flagship ‘big Topshop’ superstore on Oxford Street.
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The groups took the roles of activist groups, workers unions, big brands and governmental bodies, including Extinction Rebellion, Asos, H&M, Wrap, Unite and the Mayor of London, in a battle for the future of the highstreet. At the end of the exercise students submitted proposals for the future use of the now vacant big Topshop.
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Book a Technical Masterclass
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Consider upskilling your staff or helping your students get up to date with the most recent software. We run specialised courses in training for most contemporary, and up-coming, digital tools. Courses run from half day troubleshooting and top-up sessions to full week-long training with practitioners from across the art and design disciplines. We will tailor these sessions to your exacting needs.
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If you are interested in finding out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via email at hello@schoolsos.xyz.
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Photogrammetry
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Image Credit: Kishan San (SOS Co-Founder).
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Video Editing & Analysis
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Image Credit: Explosion at Port Beirut (2020). Kishan San (SOS Co-Founder) at Forensic Architecture.
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3D Modelling & Animation
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Image Credit: Explosion at Port Beirut (2020). Kishan San (SOS Co-Founder) at Forensic Architecture.
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Creative Coding
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Image Credit: Stuart Batchelor (SOS Workshop Coordinator).
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Game Engines
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Image Credit: Triple Chaser (2019). Alican Akturk (SOS Workshop Coordinator) at Forensic Architecture.
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2D Animation
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Image Credit: Bex Liu at SOS_20.
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Sound Editing
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